Friday, 19 December 2008

New inspiration

I bought Scrapbooking memories masters magazine today and looked at all the awesome entries.Some of the people I know from Scrapboxx.The ideas have had the desired effect and now have me dreaming about things I can scrap.
Also I had an email to say my blind scrapping layout on mad about scrapping was the winner.There will be a RAK sent for that.
Allcraftz are having a big Christmas sale so I went online and bought some yummy new items. I can't wait until they arrive.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Getting prepared for Christmas-why do we do all this every year?

I've written and posted the cards,bought all the presents for family and friends, organised who is going where on Christmas Day and Boxing day,put up the tree,hung up the cards I'm receiving, been to a couple of Christmas get-togethers(and avoided one I dread every year!). Now all that is left is the grocery shopping. By the time cHristmas gets here everyone is tired and short tempered ,including me.
When I look back over the years,the photos always remind me of family arguments,wrong presents given and uncharitable moods,including my divorce on Christmas Eve one year.
As the titlesays:-Why do we do it? Christmas has become too commercial and lost its simple meaning.BAA_HUMBUG.
Hopefully this year we can all celebrate with simple love and pleasantries for one another.
To anyone reading this, HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Bling for Christmas

When I went to the scrapbook store to buy bling for this layout she only had red and gold left.I created this layout using those items plus flowers and paper from Sassafrass lass.I really am pleased with the way it turned out.

There are many different memories in this photo,taken in 1984.The decorations on the table were traditional ones and the champagne glasses Mum kept for "special occasions".

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Another win

Purplescraps had a cybercrop last month and guess who won the Bingo! me. I received a $25 voucher from Allcraftz, which I spent on pretty papers.They arrived yesterday and I'm looking forward to using them over Christmas.

We also had a try this technique using up scraps where I produced this layout.The colours are muted but it works.I even succeeded in using a paper from Scrapbooking memories! The photos were taken at the Tassie Devil park near Hobart.